[ASK AN EXPERT] How Should Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Be Recognized?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how donor-advised funds should be recognized in their annual reports. . Some prefer “The Jane and John Smith Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Fund.” The focus should be on the giver more than the form of the gift.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Publicly Recognize Memorial Gifts

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who wants advice on how to honor, credit, and recognize their memorial gifts. . Dear Charity Clairity, Many times when an alumni passes away, their family will choose to direct funds to our school. Under “Memorial Gifts” alphabetically: .

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Corporate Matching Gifts: Get Started as a Small Nonprofit

Charity Navigator

Raising the funds you need to continue your programs, cover overhead costs, and serve your constituents and mission isn’t always easy. But there’s one source of revenue that you might not have already tapped into: corporate matching gifts.

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Leveling up your major gifts program

Candid

If the mission of your nonprofit addresses race, health, or wealth disparities, you likely need additional funding to meet increased demand. One way to get more funding is to start or grow your major gifts program to channel resources toward an equitable recovery for all.

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An Insider’s Guide to Growing Your Nonprofit’s Gifts and Wills Program

Bloomerang

Legacy gifts are an area of revenue in the nonprofit sector that few can afford to overlook. The hardest part is measuring the effectiveness of a particular campaign and trying to predict gifts in wills’ income for the future. Legacy Gifts / Planned Giving / Bequests

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Funding Faith: Raising Money For Religion-Based Organizations

Bloomerang

We know that the generosity is very important to making an impactful gift, but that getting to the motivation of that generosity for a donor is sustaining to a long-term relationship.”. However, raising funds for these organizations can present unique challenges.

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Donor-Advised Fund Giving Could See Another Record Year

NonProfit PRO

Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity and the nation’s largest grantmaker, distributed those gifts to more than 123,000 charities. In the first half of 2021, donors have recommended a record $4.3 billion in grants, a 27% increase over the same six-month span of 2020.

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Community Funded Offers Matching Gifts Automation to Educational Institutions and Nonprofits with 360MatchPro by Double the Donation

Double the Donation

All-in-one fundraising solution Community Funded has teamed up with Double the Donation to offer a new integration to their clients: matching gifts automation. Paired with Community Funded’s innovative technology, our partners will have access to additional funding opportunities.

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Are You Ready for Grant Funding?

NonProfit Hub

However, grant funding is an exercise in patience. There is a myth that as soon as you receive 501c3 status, your organization will immediately qualify for grant funding and that grants will be the perfect way to get your organization off the ground.

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10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits. World Wildlife Gift Center.

3 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts Into Your Fundraising Strategy

Classy

A simple way to boost funds with minimal effort is to allow your donors to double eligible donations through employer matching gift programs. Maximize matching gift revenue with direct appeals. Market Your Matching Gift Program to Boost Awareness.

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19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits , below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their spending directly empower nonprofits. They also make excellent gifts for activists and advocates of global development, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. American Rivers Gifts.

Last-Minute Gift Guide for Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

When budgets are small or time is running out, many people turn to Do-It-Yourself options for holiday gifts. It makes me feel like I’m giving of myself and still giving “something” But, one thing I’ve learned through the process is that I actually end up spending at least as much money and certainly a ton of time putting those gifts together. This year, I thought about my options, and decided to try something a bit different: giving gifts that support others.

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How To Convert More Recurring Donors + Increase Gift Size

CauseVox

They tend to give 2x more over their lifetimes than those who repeatedly give one-time gifts. To optimize for recurring giving, you’ll want to create customized donation tiers that help drive more recurring gifts. That match tells your donors that recurring gifts are a priority.

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Product Update: CauseVox Auto-Pledge Helps You Get More Large Gifts

CauseVox

Here’s a look at how your nonprofit can benefit from the new Auto-Pledge forms on CauseVox: Auto-Pledges Help You Increase Gift Size. That way, large gifts become approachable. Increased donor happiness: your donors can commit to a gift now and pay later.

5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors. Reaching out to donors about matching gifts establishes trust. . Nonprofits can connect with donors without asking for another gift. Now, let’s jump into the ways matching gifts can cultivate major donors!

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22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All that said, when doing your shopping this year, please be conscious of the power of your spending and put your dollars to work for good by purchasing from any of the 22 online gift stores that benefit nonprofits – especially on #GivingTuesday. Global Goods Partners Fair Trade Gift Store. National Geographic’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet—and every living creature on it bu promoting and funding natural and cultural conservation projects.

Major Gift Metrics: What You Need to Know

DNL OmniMedia

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you know that raising major gifts is one of the most strategic efforts your organization will complete. You’ll explore major gift metrics through the following guide: Overview of Major Gift Fundraising Data.

Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

Connection Cafe

Many organizations are embracing these coming-of-age fundraising strategies, but it may be to the detriment of what we’ve traditionally called “major gifts”. Benchmarking Major Gifts. According to a new benchmarking study sponsored by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and funded by MarketSmart “ major gifts ” haven’t yet found their equitable place among donors or the non-profits that receive them. and “What methods work best to raise these gifts?”

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Double the Donation and FlexFormz Launch Advanced Matching Gift Automation with 360MatchPro

Double the Donation

This duo has come together to provide an automated matching gift solution to their nonprofit clients – helping these organizations target the 18 million individuals who qualify for employer matching gift programs. Activate in Seconds and Start Raising More from Matching Gifts!

CSI Debuts Advanced Matching Gift Functionality for iMIS with 360MatchPro by Double the Donation

Double the Donation

Through this partnership, CSI has integrated iMIS and CSiDonate with the industry leading matching gift solution, 360MatchPro by Double the Donation. This seamless solution works to identify match-eligible donors, drive matching gift donations and track valuable donor metrics.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

Connection Cafe

They discuss the challenges of raising major and planned gifts in the current environment, give advice on how to talk to donors and consider how they are feeling and faring during this time, and highlight different giving strategies that can benefit organizations and donors.

Double the Donation and Fundraise Up Enhance Integration with Unique Matching Gift Upsell

Double the Donation

Double the Donation and Fundraise Up have enhanced their matching gift integration to include a matching gift upsell, which is an exciting new feature that drives matching gift requests and increases initial base donations.

How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. The solution to enhancing your fundraising plan and increasing your fundraising capacity is simple: matching gifts. However, if you are new to matching gifts, you may be unsure about where and how to begin. Recognize the benefits of matching gifts. Provide donors with matching gift resources. Embedding matching gift database.

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The Gift of Reading, a Circle of Life

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That’s why a group of Benetech supporters recently came together to give the gift of reading in honor of our long-time board member Jim Kleckner. We could therefore use the donated funds to scan a dozen more books, so they can be converted into accessible formats: Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures , by Paul Lukacs; The Science of James Bond: From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007’s Fabulous Films , by Lois H.

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5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Does that mean that you don’t have any major gift prospects ? Simply stated, the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data is not sufficient to drive your major gift prospects decision making specifically because being precise in identifying the very best prospect pool for your institution is crucial. Let’s dig into a couple of key elements of the CES data and how they relate to major gifts, rather than philanthropy as a whole. 5 Research-Backed Lessons for Major Gifts.

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Kick-Start Your Major Gifts Program in 5 Easy Steps

Neon CRM

One-off fundraisers have their time and place, but if you want to truly make an impact, it’s time to start thinking about major gifts. Some of the most meaningful gifts to your organization likely come from the same small percentage of donors. What Are Major Gifts?

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The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

NonProfit Hub

As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. With the proper expectations, cultivation and approach to making the ask, major gifts are also entirely attainable. Plus, the time and effort you put into making that major gift a success is definitely worth the dollars you can put toward achieving your mission. Asking for major gifts can be, well… majorly scary. One gift.

4 Keys for Attracting, Hiring and Retaining a Successful Major Gift Team

Connection Cafe

You don’t raise funds just to meet goals. You raise funds to transform treatments, strengthen community health, educate clinical staff and so much more. Healthcare Nonprofit Marketing hiring Major gifts talent management

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Giveffect Chooses 360MatchPro by Double the Donation as Integrated Matching Gift Solution

Double the Donation

This collaboration will allow more nonprofit fundraisers to take advantage of the powerful automated matching gift solution, 360MatchPro. “At This matching gift solution uses impressive technology to help fundraisers drive contributions without even asking donors for greater gifts.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many of us will purchase hundreds of dollars in holiday gifts over the next six weeks, and with some conscious consumerism those dollars could also help some of your favorite nonprofits continue their work in 2012. Now in it’s third year (View the 2009 Edition and 2010 Edition ), the 11 holiday gift programs listed below benefit nonprofits and thus help make the world a better place: 1. their gift program also accepts U.S.-issued

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Ensure Sustained Giving by Planned Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

Did you know that more than 70% of people who have already made planned gifts also continue to make annual gifts to the organizations they’ve named in their estate plans? Annual Fund Planned Giving Stewardship Sustained Giving annual fund annual giving Peer to Peer Fundraising planned giving stewardship

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Bookshare Creates Opportunities For Gifted Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

students, Steffon says downloading from the collection helps him gather his required texts and recreational reading without eating into his limited funds. I talk a lot about how technology can help create tremendous educational opportunities for students with print disabilities.

Working Together to Elevate Online Giving: Shift Marketing Selects Double the Donation as Matching Gift Software Provider

Double the Donation

Double the Donation and Shift Marketing are proud to announce an exciting new partnership that will bring industry-leading matching gift functionality from 360MatchPro by Double the Donation to one of the industry’s best online giving experiences from Shift Marketing.

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How to Get Started with a Major Gifts Campaign

Get Fully Funded

You have programs that need to be funded, special projects to undertake and maybe equipment or vehicles you’d like to have. Sometimes you can get a foundation to fund those particular needs, but most of the time, the most effective and efficient use of your time is creating a major gifts campaign to raise that money. Yep, I’m talking about getting face-to-face with a donor, telling them the story, then asking for a gift.

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How to Get Started with a Major Gifts Campaign

Get Fully Funded

You have programs that need to be funded, special projects to undertake and maybe equipment or vehicles you’d like to have. Sometimes you can get a foundation to fund those particular needs, but most of the time, the most effective and efficient use of your time is creating a major gifts campaign to raise that money. Yep, I’m talking about getting face-to-face with a donor, telling them the story, then asking for a gift.

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Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?

Givinga Blog

It’s common for companies with corporate philanthropy initiatives to have employee matching gifts programs. Some matching gift programs succeed in increasing employee engagement and making employees feel more connected and proud of their company. These matching gift programs often have a high level of employee participation, personalization, and an emphasis on supporting causes that are important to staff members. The same is true of many employee matching gift programs.

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Encourage repeat gifts

Get Fully Funded

“78% of individual donors said they would definitely or probably give again to a charity that provided them with prompt, personal gift acknowledgement followed sometime later with a meaningful update on the program they had funded. Penelope Burk. What can you do to provide your donors with a meaningful update?

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Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program

NetWits

Make sure to check out his upcoming webinar where Bill will talk about Making the Most of Recurring Gifts with The Raisers Edge — 2/22/12 @ 2pm ET — Register Now ! You’d probably agree that, along with looking to increase the lifetime value of donors, many nonprofits (possibly yours) are striving to do more with less while also looking for new ways to secure consistent funding. The concept of recurring gifts is simple.

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Identify, Track, and Analyze Gifts with New Grants Management on EveryAction

EveryAction

Organizations need a structured and effective way of following their grants throughout the grant's lifecycle so they can easily manage this very important revenue stream and track these funds in the same place as major gifts and other sources of revenue. Many nonprofits receive anywhere from 10-90% of their revenue from foundation grants. These contributions are typically high dollar grant awards that come from foundations, corporations, or the government.

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Engaging Event Donors to Consider Planned Gifts

Connection Cafe

Direct mail and direct response, annual fund, special campaigns, major donors and event donors and participants form the back-bone of your planned gift prospect pool. It’s not the origin of your donor that makes a good planned giving prospect – it’s the consistency in giving – especially in the past three years – that usually tips the scale in the planned gift favor. Explore simple ways to engage your event donor in the planned gift conversation.

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Get Over Your Fear of Asking for Big Gifts

Get Fully Funded

One of the fastest ways to raise big money for your nonprofit is to work with individual donors, especially those capable of giving major gifts. Here’s a short video where I explain how to get over your fear of approaching the donor and asking for the big gift. Capital Campaigns General Fundraising Get Fully Funded Major DonorsIt’s not that hard to do, yet many nonprofit Fundraisers avoid it like the plague.

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Get Over Your Fear of Asking for Big Gifts

Get Fully Funded

One of the fastest ways to raise big money for your nonprofit is to work with individual donors, especially those capable of giving major gifts. Here’s a short video where I explain how to get over your fear of approaching the donor and asking for the big gift. Capital Campaigns General Fundraising Get Fully Funded Major DonorsIt’s not that hard to do, yet many nonprofit Fundraisers avoid it like the plague.

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